Apr 142008
 


We saw here how to migrate Autocomplete cache in MS Outlook. But, what with enable or Disable Autocomplete feature at the first place. Autocomplete can be a security issue where a human error can send the email to an incorrect person and should that be a confidential email, you are into trouble as it happened recently with a law firm.

To Enable/Disable Autocomplete in Outlook, try the following:

1. Open Outlook, click Tools – Options

2. Click “Email Options” button then “Advanced Email Options”

3. Check/Uncheck “Suggest names while completing To, Cc, Bcc fields” to enable/disable Autocomplete.

4. Click OK,OK, Apply & OK.

Enable Disable autocompelte in Outlook

This should enable or disable AutoComplete in Outlooka s you need.

If you are an organisation and want to enable/disable Autocomplete on all your network domain pcs the you can use Group Policy or Startup scripts to disable from Windows Registry

Look for the key “ShowAutoSug” key under

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Preferences\]

and set its value as follows

“0″ – Disable Autocomplete
“1″ – Enable Autocomplete

[NOTE: depending on Office version the registry path may vary for intstance as "10" or "11" in the above key]

Windows Regsitry key for Outlook Auto complete

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  One Response to “How to Enable/Disable Autocomplete in MS Outlook”

  1. I tried that and it didn’t work, Something must be corrupt.

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